Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Target's Spooky Snack Sort and Graph FREEBIE

Target currently has these on sale for $6.00, each box contains 48 snacks. So what did I do? I called my kinder partner asking her if she wanted to join me in some Halloween Math Fun..of course she said yes! (Then I texted my other 6 kinder teachers to ask if they wanted to join in on the fun..so off to Target to buy 3 more boxes)! I quickly threw these 2 worksheets together. You can get them here or click on the picture below. If you download, I would appreciate feedback/comments or if you can follow my blog..it's nice knowing Im not 'typing' to myself.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What's Brewing in Science? The Science of Halloween

My school decided to have a Halloween Alcove contest. Each teacher or team was to create anything they wanted around the theme of Halloween using project-based learning techniques. My room partner and I chose Halloween Science and the kids had a BLAST! We made slimy glow worms and atomic slime! We investigated the properties of dry ice and created apple soda with dry ice. (Winning class gets a  pizza party and the teacher gets $30 to any place I want..opps, I mean the winning teacher wants. :) I'll post ideas from the other classes too, my school has amazing creative (competitive teachers)!

Panoramic View of Alcove:

There are 5 cauldrons, each labeled with the 5 sense and the 'bubbles' are adjective the students came up with. The 6th cauldron was for fun Halloween words. 
Count Dracula

"Scientist use the 5 sense: sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing. Count all the Halloween vocabulary words we know! 1, 2, 3, 4, ah, ah, ah! 5, 6, 7, ah, ah ah! Underneath him are dead science theories: Earth was once flat, Pluto as a planet...
Haunted House with pictures of our science adventures. The small buttons are Talk Points. When pushed, you would hear the students talk about what they observed (think Staples' "That was easy" kind of a button). 
Hook: A question that gets students excited about they they will learn about. Gets them to discuss ideas.  Guided Questions: What we refer back to as we conduct out science investigations. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Currently In October

I'm linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade to bring you my Currently....October!

Tomorrow Breakfast in the Classroom is starting at my school. The kindergarten students (all 28 of them - yup, got another new one today), will be eating breakfast in the classroom. I will prepare by wearing jeans and tennis shoes and bringing lots of paper towels for spilled milk.  This is what the once cleared hallway now looks like (scared to smell the hallway tomorrow): That first big trash container is right in front of my room.  Instagram Party Task #8 is completed #ABCsofTeaching #hallway